NO Filipinos were affected in a knife attack inside a train in Japan that injured 17 passengers on Sunday evening, an official of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo said.
“Sa kabutihang palad walang Filipino ang naiulat na na-injure,” said Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Charge d’Affaires Robespiere Bolivar, in an interview over DZBB.
He said the attacker is now in police custody.
Reports said 24-year-old Kyota Hattori dressed as Joker stabbed a 70-year-old man in the chest inside the Keio line then started a fire injuring several other passengers.
In the video, passengers can be seen running through a train carriage to get away from the attacker.
The train was bound for the busy Shinjuku Station in central Tokyo.
Bolivar said there are about 300,000 Filipinos in Japan and 100,000 of them are in Tokyo.